My art practice primarily involves making tactile and detailed art quilts using a semi-industrial sewing machine as my main drawing tool. To create varied outcomes, my methods also encompass a broad range of materials and approaches including painting, photography and printmaking. My process is typically improvisational, enabling unexpected outcomes. I find a certain pleasure in allowing the work to evolve unexpectedly as I create.
A work currently in progress using a Janome 1600P semi industrial sewing machine. The machine allows me to free motions stitch over primed canvas and batting with upholstery threads.
Old Girls, Teas and Gums
A completed work I started at my Henry Jones Artist Residency. As can be seen from the video larger works with non flexible primed canvas can be somewhat difficult to manage.
A work in progress inspired by the coastal winds that blast the gum trees surrounding my house.
Videos1&3 by Karoline Crilley Productions